Parent College Coach Tip #121: Preparing for Move-In Day
Aug05

Parent College Coach Tip #121: Preparing for Move-In Day

College move-in day is approaching. How should you prepare? What will your student need?

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SmartCollegeVisit College Resource List
Dec04

SmartCollegeVisit College Resource List

We cover a lot of topics related to planning college visits, working your way through the college admissions process, as well as life as a college student, and we thought it would be helpful to consolidate these resources into a short list representing the trusted, outside business sources who have offered advice and information about their particular college niche.   If there's a topic you can't find here or by searching our site and you'd like us to cover, please submit a suggestion using the comment link at the end of this post.    HELP FOR PARENTS  Parents Countdown to College Coach - Navigating the College Admissions Process Don't Pick a College Sight Unseen College Funding Relief, LLC - Financial Aid and Money for College Planning Top Five FAFSA Mistakes: How to avoid them   HELP FOR STUDENTS: SAT/ACT TEST PREP  Bell Curves - Consulting Services, Test Preparation Programs, and Self-study Resources The 5 W's of #CampusChat with Guest Akil Bello Prepped & Polished – Tutoring, Counseling and SAT Test Prep Prepped & Polished: More Than a Tutor Word-Nerd - SAT, PSAT Vocabulary Test Prep Do I Need to Study Vocabulary for the SAT?   COLLEGE ADMISSIONS APPLICATIONS College Connections – College Counseling Services On CampusChat: College Web Search Techniques with Jeannie Borin Ivy Eyes Editing – College admissions application essay writing coach Keep Your Eye on the Prize with Ivy Eyes Editing    COLLEGE LIFE Design Your Dorm – College Dorm Room Web-based 3-D Interior Design Tool  Take Control of Move-In Day with Design Your Dorm  Campus Carriers – Making College Move-out Day Easier for Everyone  End of Semester Shift: What about All My Stuff? WilliamPaid – Pay Rent Online, Build Credit WilliamPaid: Building Credit One Rent Payment at a Time BecomeAlum – College Career Academic Planning for Enrolled Students Top 10 Questions for the Undecided Major Koofers - Past Exams, Study Guides, Notes and more… It's all Academic – CampusChat with Koofers – Who should attend?...

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CampusChat with @DesignYourDorm

Imagine you've invited guests to a dinner party. When some arrive, they walk right in, but when the guest of honor arrives, the door to your home is locked or jammed and you can't open it. The door won't budge. There's a party going on inside and your guest is stuck on the outside. Well, that's kind of like what happened on #CampusChat last night. DesignYourDorm was locked out of #CampusChat! Tweets from @DesignYourDorm did not show up in any of the tools we were using to participate in the chat, however, their tweets were displaying on their own Twitter page. Our quick fix during the chat was to copy Tweets from Twitter.com/DesignYourDorm and paste them into our stream so our guest of honor could have representation in the chat. Further research into this problem indicates Twitter may not have included @DesignYourDorm in their search index. Whatever the reason, we want to make sure everyone has access to the tweets posted by our guest. Therefore, in addition to the transcript, we've opened the door to all the tweets sent directly from @DesignYourDorm last night. #CampusChat Tweets by @DesignYourDorm: That's one of the things we try to solve-3D models of dorms mean you know how much stuff will fit! #campuschat One tough thing they don't tell you about: storing all that fun stuff you bought over the summer. #campuschat One awesome tip: mooch off of seniors! You can score awesome stuff from grad'ing seniors for cheap, as long as you'll store it. #campuschat There are some great companies that help out students needing to store. And don't be afraid to split it with a roommate! #campuschat Yup! We have a Meebo bar, which means that they can connect via FB, AIM, Twitter while staying on the site #campuschat The best is one-click sharing. You design the room, and can share via email, or any social network, instantly. #campuschat Mostly, we reach out to them <colleges>. But it's free and painless for them- they just need to e-mail us and we do the rest! #campuschat We work with them <colleges> from where to send the furniture to getting the layouts right, but we do the model rendering! #campuschat We do it for the items to put in there, too. We're the middleman btwn schools, students, & stores to do it better! #campuschat Being prepared saves everybody money! #campuschat Yup! It's all set up with tthe university to make sure it gets to the right place for movein! #campuschat They're shipped- not unpacked and all set up- but it gets there hasslefree! #campuschat As we wind down, I want to share out...

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